New River Gorge Birding and Nature Festival

Birding enthusiasts came from all over the country, and a few from abroad. It was the same with the guides, who were experts from all corners. It’s an annual birding event of the first order. It meets at the New River Gorge because of its unique geography on the Appalachian Plateau. The New River Gorge … Continue reading New River Gorge Birding and Nature Festival

Gratitude 2016

Thanksgiving is a great time to reminisce. I have been blessed with another great year. I am thankful! This year, we welcomed grandchild #6 into this world, baby Olivia. Thank you Kelly and Jason, for this precious little treasure! 😀 We have six grandchildren now. That in itself seems incredible to me, surreal. It is … Continue reading Gratitude 2016

Mission 51- Preface

I continue to promote the book I am writing on It is called Mission 51. If you are a Sci-Fi fan, I think you might want to check it out! Here is another snippet from the book. This is the Preface. I hope you enjoy it!   Mission 51: Preface A Note from the … Continue reading Mission 51- Preface

Fun at the CAPE MAYgration Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

Gail and I just got back from a really fun trip to Cape May, NJ. It is a birding paradise! We went specifically for this event, to see the spectacle of horseshoe crabs as they come out to spawn, which coincides with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their northern spring migration. … Continue reading Fun at the CAPE MAYgration Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival

Sightings List

Okay, this will be the last post about our recent, most excellent birding trip to the New River Birding and Nature Festival. We were about 100 birders from all parts of the country and Canada. We split into various smaller groups every day and birded at different habitats along the New River Gorge in West … Continue reading Sightings List